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Sunrise In Doha, Green for Daggero

Daggero wrote on my Rav4 post about how GREEN Doha looked. It wasn’t Doha. I think the photo was taken in England, but the car looked just like my beloved little Rav4, so I used the photo.

But it got me thinking – my little spot in Doha IS green. And you have mentioned taking sunrise in Doha . . . my blind side of the house faces the sunrise, but this morning, I took some sunrise photos for you.

During the week, the sky in Doha is mostly white, I don’t know why. On Friday and Saturday, it was a brilliant blue. Sunrise, most days of the week, is a sort of non-event, like it’s hard to tell where the sun is!

But here are some photos of the sun through the trees in the early morning, and my little section of green in Doha.



There are some treats – the dual color bougainvillea I planted five years ago is growing lushly against the garden wall. The two lemon trees are taller and lusher. Some other new plants were given to my by my departing friend from her garden, and so my garden doesn’t have that sad, barren look. When the cooler weather comes, I will plant basil. ๐Ÿ™‚


June 10, 2009 - Posted by | Doha, Exercise, ExPat Life, Living Conditions, Locard Exchange Principal, Photos, Qatar, sunrise series |


  1. Looks like a lovely sheltered garden with all sorts of possibilities for future gardening. Is Pete allowed out now?

    Comment by Micky | June 10, 2009 | Reply

  2. Lots of potential ๐Ÿ™‚

    Comment by Bu Yousef | June 10, 2009 | Reply

  3. LOL, Mickey, that is a BIG problem. Pete WANTS to go outside, he remembers “outside” and it is exciting to him, but he is just one big cream puff, and doesn’t have his street smarts anymore. We keep him inside, and it is driving him crazy.

    Lots of potential, Bu Yousef. ๐Ÿ™‚ First I have to get the trees topped, so my nice green lawn will come back. The “gardener” doesn’t really have gardening skills, but he is good at watering and raking up stray leaves.

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 10, 2009 | Reply

  4. Intlxpatr ;

    What a lovely house , lots of potential for a beautiful garden with roses and climbing Jasmin to adore the wall separating your house from the neighbours in the second photo.
    A fountain will do wonders for the aesthetics of the surroundings. How about planting a Henna tree which will give you fresh home grown henna (the red hair dye )for hair and hand and feet henna parties .

    September is just around the corner when planting season starts , now just surviving the summer is first priority.

    Thanks for the post

    Comment by daggero | June 10, 2009 | Reply

  5. I used to have climbing jasmine! Great idea, Daggero, I love the scent floating on the sweet breezes. I had not thought about a henna tree, but it is a great idea. I also like the fountain idea . . . with the sound of tinkling water . .

    September is still pretty hot in Doha – the cooler breezes don’t come until October – are you sure I can start planting in October?

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 11, 2009 | Reply

  6. Lovely garden!

    Comment by Nicole | June 12, 2009 | Reply

  7. Needs a little organization, and some TLC, but as the others say – it has potential. ๐Ÿ™‚ How’s your summer weather, Nicole?

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 13, 2009 | Reply

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